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How to Delay the Auto Sleep Mode on the iPad

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Customizing the Auto Lock Sleep Mode on the iPad
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The iPad will automatically go into sleep mode after two minutes of inactivity, which is great for conserving battery power. But what if you don't want your iPad to go to sleep? There are many instances where the auto lock feature can interfere with using the iPad, such as using the iPad to display sheet music or lingering on the page in a book while you make notes. Luckily, it's easy to delay the auto sleep mode on your iPad.

  1. First, go into the iPad's settings. This is the icon that looks like gears. (Find out how to go into settings.)
  2. Choose General settings from the list on the left side of the screen.
  3. You will find the Auto-Lock setting midway down the list. This setting allows you to choose how long the iPad waits before going to sleep.
  4. Choosing the Auto-Lock feature will bring you to a new screen with the option to auto sleep after 2, 5, 10 or 15 minutes. You can also turn the feature off completely by choosing Never, but this is not recommended. If you have the setting on Never and put your iPad down without manually putting it to sleep, the iPad will stay awake until it runs completely out of battery power.

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